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Baz Luhrmann Praises Tom Hanks as “One of the Great Actors of All Time” and Austin Butler’s Work Ethic

Baz Luhrmann brought Hollywood star power to a Royal Television Society (RTS) event in London on Tuesday, sharing his experiences with storytelling and working with stars and young talent. “I grew up on a very, very tiny country town,”...

Oscars: Denmark Picks ‘Holy Spider’ as International Feature Submission

Denmark has selected Ali Abbasi’s Iran-set serial killer thriller Holy Spider as its official contender for the 2023 Academy Awards in the best international feature category. The film is inspired by the true story of a serial killer who...

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s First Read of the Race to the 95th Oscars

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter‘s executive editor of awards Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at...

Yash Chopra’s Father Wanted Him To Pursue Engineering After His Elder Son BR Chopra Entered In Films

One of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Yash Chopra was not just an incredible director but is often regarded as the man, who created so many superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, and...

Meryl Streep Credits Robert De Niro for Inspiring Acting Career: “He’s Been My Beacon for 50 Years”

It was the summer of 1973 and Meryl Streep, fresh off her first year of drama school, had a job cleaning urinals in New Haven, Connecticut. “True story,” she recalled from an Austin podium Saturday night in opening a...

‘Looking’ Actor Daniel Franzese on Why He’s “Conflicted” Over Brendan Fraser’s Casting in ‘The Whale’

Daniel Franzese says Brendan Fraser is a “lovely” actor but doesn’t understand why the upcoming film The Whale didn’t choose to cast a gay actor with a larger body in Fraser’s leading role. While speaking to People, the Mean...

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Not Recasting T’Challa for ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has opened up about not recasting the role of T’Challa in the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever after Chadwick Boseman’s death. In an interview with Empire, Feige insisted Boseman needed to be honored, not...

Netflix Acquires Team Downey’s Robert Downey Sr. Documentary ‘Sr.’ With Plans for an Oscar Push This Season (Exclusive)

Sr., a documentary feature about the maverick independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. that was directed by Chris Smith (Fyre) and counts Robert Downey Jr. among its producers, has been acquired by Netflix and will receive a full-fledged Oscar push...

BAFTA Will Now Present Special Honors in North America Throughout the Year, Not Just at Britannia Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which is best known for its BAFTA Awards in the U.K. but also honors filmmakers in Los Angeles via its Britannia Awards ceremony (last held in 2019), has announced an expansion...

American French Film Festival Embraces Diversity, Cultural Exchange in First Year Since Rebranding

The American French Film Festival (TAFFF) is using cinema to bridge the gap between French and American culture. Presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), the 26th annual festival returns this year for a second time after a pandemic...

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UEFA Nations League: England end group play without win

For 71 minutes, England was thoroughly outplayed by Germany in their last match before the 2022 FIFA World Cup...